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WHY DOUBLE TRAILER TRUCKS ARE MORE DANGEROUS IN A NEW MEXICO TRUCKING ACCIDENT

New Mexico Trucking Accident Involving Double Trailer Trucks: Why They Are More Dangerous

A large commercial vehicle such as a box truck, big rig, semi tractor trailer, 18 wheeler, and other large truck are very dangerous vehicles. This is because of their sheer size and weight. This means that these box trucks have more blind spots, larger blind spots, and also generate more momentum when they are moving. These large semi tractor trailers also require a great distance to stop in time to avoid rear ending other vehicles. This is particularly true on fast moving highways such as interstates like I-10, I-25, and I-40, which create a lot more speed and therefore a lot more momentum. The only thing more dangerous than a semi tractor trailer is a double tractor trailer or a tandem trailer. These are two large box truck segments tethered together with one truck head. They are very dangerous and can cause a significant New Mexico trucking accident.

18 WHEELER BRAKES FAILED AND CAUSED NEW MEXICO TRUCKING ACCIDENT

New Mexico Trucking Accident Caused When 18 Wheeler Brakes Failed: Understanding FMCSA Liability

One of the scariest fears that a motorist could face is a large 18 wheeler which loses its brakes. This nightmare scenario turns a large, heavy, and fast-moving big rig into an unguided missile which could cause catastrophic damage in whatever it connects with. Unfortunately, 18 wheelers with brake failures are not as uncommon as you may hope. They do occur and cause serious personal injuries or wrongful death of any occupants in a vehicle that may be unfortunate enough to be involved in the collision. Usually this collision is a rear end collision at nearly full speed. These types of New Mexico trucking accidents are very serious.

BIG RIG CARGO FELL OFF AND CAUSED NEW MEXICO 18 WHEELER WRECK

New Mexico 18 Wheeler Wreck Caused by Big Rig Cargo Falling off Truck

Every day, large commercial trucks like big rigs, semi tractor trailers, double trailers, and other 18 wheelers haul cargo across the United States. In New Mexico, the interstates I-40, I-25, and I-10 make excellent interstate hubs where trucks doing east and west can change direction to north and south, or vice versa. These hubs funnel many large box truck carrying heavy and large cargo onto our roads which makes it more dangerous for others using these roads for everyday travel. This is particularly true in Albuquerque, where the interstate hub is surrounded by New Mexico's largest city with many passenger vehicles on the roadways. Thus, when a big rig has cargo fall off the truck and onto the roadway, it could cause a very serious and deadly New Mexico 18 wheeler wreck.

AMPUTATIONS CAUSED BY NEW MEXICO 18 WHEELER WRECKS 2

Loss of Limb Due to Serious Rig Big Crash: New Mexico 18 Wheeler Wrecks Causing Amputations

An amputation or loss of limb is one of the most serious and debilitating injuries that an individual could sustain. While all motor vehicle accidents could result in the loss of a limb, New Mexico 18 wheeler wrecks involving large big rigs, semi tractor trailers, tankers, double tandem trailers, and other box trucks are most likely to cause amputations. This is because of the sheer force generated by these box trucks can result in catastrophic damage to smaller passenger vehicles, even at low speeds. This means that limbs can become trapped in twisted metal, sustain mutilating injuries, and even be severed in the crash.

IS A TRUCKING COMPANY LIABLE FOR HIRING A DANGEROUS TRUCK DRIVER? ALBUQUERQUE TRUCKING ACCIDENT LAWYER

Trucking Companies are Liable for Hiring a Dangerous Truck Driver: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains

You don't need to be an Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer to know that large commercial trucks like 18 wheelers, semi tractor trailers, double trailers, big rigs, and other box trucks are very large and dangerous vehicles. This is true even when they are driven by an experienced truck driver. But when an inexperienced or a dangerous truck driver takes the wheel, it could result in catastrophic New Mexico trucking accidents causing serious personal injuries or wrongful death. When this occurs, it is not the victim's fault. The trucking company is the party in the best position to avoid having inexperienced and dangerous truck drivers on the road, and will usually render the trucking company liable for your crash.

NEW MEXICO 18 WHEELER CRASH CAUSED BY IMPROPER LANE CHANGES

Improper Lane Changes Can Cause a Very Serious New Mexico 18 Wheeler Crash

One of the most common causes of a New Mexico 18 wheeler crash is an improper lane change. Large commercial trucks like semi tractor trailers and box trucks need extra space and time to safely make a lane change. This is particularly true on fast-moving highways and interstates such as I-40, I-25, and I-10 where other vehicles will quickly make up space in that lane when 18 wheelers need that larger amount of time and space. This is a recipe for very serious truck wrecks which can leave individuals in smaller, passenger vehicles with catastrophic injuries.

USING FMCSA ALCOHOL TESTING IN A NEW MEXICO TRUCKING ACCIDENT CASE

New Mexico Trucking Accident Case: How Mandatory FMCSA Alcohol Testing Can Help

Large commercial trucks like 18 wheelers, big rigs, semi tractor trailers, and other box trucks are dangerous enough by themselves. But when the truck driver uses alcohol before or during his or her shift, large trucks can now become a deadly instrument. This is particularly true on fast moving highways and interstates like I-40, I-25, and I-10 in New Mexico. This is why FMCSA regulations require post-accident alcohol testing in certain circumstances, including when there is a wrongful death or serious personal injuries that require immediate medical attention.

COMPARING NY LIMO CRASH AND THE NM BUS CRASH: ALBUQUERQUE TRUCKING ACCIDENT LAWYER

Understanding Deadly Commercial Vehicle Crashes: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains NY Limo Crash and NM Bus Crash

A little over two months ago our Albuquerque trucking accident lawyer reported on a deadly Greyhound bus and semi tractor trailer crash which occurred in Thoreau, NM on I-40. A total of 9 people were killed, including a prematurely born baby a few days after the crash. Despite how bad this crash was, there was another serious commercial vehicle crash last weekend in upstate New York. On October 6, 2018, a modified limo crashed and killed 20 people when it ran through a stop sign at a T-intersection and continued straight into a tree line. All 17 people in the limo were killed, the driver was killed, and two pedestrians. There are many questions what happened, and initial investigations are finding that the limo driver was not properly licensed and the limo failed a department of transportation inspection last month and was deemed not roadworthy.

REASONS WHY REAR END TRUCK CRASHES OCCUR: ALBUQUERQUE TRUCKING ACCIDENT LAWYER

Understanding the Reasons Why Rear End Truck Crashes Occur in New Mexico: Albuquerque Trucking Accident Lawyer Explains

Most of us know that the vehicle that rear ends another vehicle is almost always going to be at fault. This common sense logic has been distilled into the common law, or judge-made law which interprets the public policy and public opinion as to certain aspects of life. This has also been codified into statutory law, or legislatively-made law. Under NM Stat section 66-7-318, "[t]he driver of a motor vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the speed of such vehicles and the traffic upon and the condition of the highway."

Trimalleolar Fracture From New Mexico Trucking Accident

Broken Ankles from New Mexico Trucking Accident: Understanding the Trimalleolar Fracture

One common type of injury from a New Mexico trucking accident is a broken ankle or a fractured ankle. This could be due to a few types of fractures, but one of the most painful, difficult to heal, and longest-lasting injury is a trimalleolar fracture. This is because large box trucks cause crushing damage to both the body but also to vehicles. It is common for a driver or passenger's legs or feet to get caught underneath the vehicle in a significant 18 wheeler wreck. Ankles are usually the weak spot of the body which will break when part of the vehicle is collapsed on top of a person, frequently such as a collapsed dashboard and steering column.

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